SWORD BEACH TAKES THE FIGHT UP NORTH TO PONTEFRACT FRIDAY NIGHT
Sword Beach has shown good form in his two races to date finishing second twice and holds engagements in the big Sales races at York and Doncaster in August and September. He runs at Pontefract Friday evening 19th July and faces 6 opponents.
Sword Beach’s form in his last race at Salisbury was given an enormous boost with the winner Milltown Star, absolutely hacking up at Wolverhampton this week. However, the race at Pontefract will not be an easy task, but win, lose or draw he will then qualify for nursery handicaps and there is a suitable race at Glorious Goodwood he can have in his sights.
WHO DARES WINS CONFIRMED RUNNER FOR MARSH CUP, NEWBURY, SATURDAY
Who Dares Wins has come out of his exertions in winning the Northumberland Plate in good form and did a nice piece of work earlier this week. The rain has arrived for Newbury’s Saturday fixture with 3.5mm in the early hours of Thursday morning and with further rain forecast on Friday night through to racing on Saturday, the ground is expected to be good. Who Dares Wins will again be ridden by Tom Marquand and is drawn 10 of the 16 runners, which include last year’s Northumberland Plate winner and former Cesarewitch Winner, Withhold, Chester Cup winner Making Miracles (behind us in the Northumberland Plate) and Royal Ascot winner, The Grand Visir.
WHO DARES WINS STORMS TO VICTORY IN NORTHUMBERLAND PLATE
Who Dares Wins had been brought on with this race in mind since finishing second in the Chester Cup (a race in which he also finished third and fourth in the last 2 years as well) and everything went to plan for an excellent and well deserved win. Tom Marquand gave him a
fabulous confident ride, holding a good position in midfield before making a move 2 out and coming with a storming run to get up on the line winning by a head. This likable horse is owned by a small group of really keen racing enthusiasts and he has done them proud having now won 9 races and been placed on many occasions in some of the top races, both on the flat and over jumps. His earnings are now in excess of £286,000 and Tom Marquand has ridden him to victory 5 times.
Who Dares Wins started his winning ways as a 3
year old setting up a midsummer hat-trick under the care of Richard Hannon. He progressed to Alan King for a dual-purpose career and soon made his mark over hurdles winning two black type races, the prestigious Summit Hurdle at Doncaster by a wide margin and also the Listed Gerry Fielden Hurdle at Newbury. He has been in the money at two Cheltenham Festivals and also made the numbers at Aintree and placed at Royal Ascot. He also won the £50,000 Cesarewitch Trial at Newmarket.
Who Dares Wins seems as good as ever this season backing up an excellent come-back run after 10 months off when third at Newbury before being an exciting second in the Chester Cup.
He holds an entry in the Marsh Cup at Newbury on Saturday 20th July and his participation will be weather dependent.